Smeal Undergraduates Compete in Rutgers Big10 Plus Supply Chain Case Competition

A team of undergraduate Smeal students competed in the Rutgers Big10 Plus Supply Chain Case Competition on April 13, 2018. The event included seven undergraduate and five graduate teams. The participants represented Big Ten universities and others outside of the Big Ten.

A team of undergraduate Smeal students competed in the Rutgers Big Ten Plus Supply Chain Case Competition on April 13, 2018. The event included seven undergraduate and five graduate teams. The participants represented Big Ten universities and others outside of the Big Ten.

The team’s faculty advisor was Susan Purdum, associate teaching professor of supply chain management. According to Purdum, “Our Penn State team performed incredibly well. Two of the team members had never been in competition before, so the team had to learn each other’s strengths first and then leveraged these to create a quality presentation.”

Members of the team were: Cici Dong (Junior SC&IS), Supriya Nair (Senior SC&IS), Sean Hillman (Freshman DUS), and Cody Randall (Senior SC&IS). Congratulations!

“Case competition is a wonderful way to apply your knowledge and leadership skills under pressure,” says Purdum. “Our high-performing teams create a product under time constraints and then present this to a panel of judges.  If you like the thrill of operating under pressure and showcasing your skills in national competition, I would strongly encourage you to participate next Fall.”

If you are interested in participating next academic year, contact Professor Purdum at spurdum@psu.edu.